Rode Microphones Acquires Aphex

[![Rode Founder Peter Freedman (left) & DWV Entertainment Chairman David Wiener.](/content/images/2015/07/ADD1-RodeAphex-300x208.jpg)](/content/images/2015/07/ADD1-RodeAphex.jpg)Rode Founder Peter Freedman (left) & DWV Entertainment Chairman David Wiener.
Australian pro-audio company Rode Microphones has acquired California-based audio technology manufacturer Aphex, known for its range of audio signal processing equipment and technologies.

Founded in the mid-1970s as Aphex Systems, its products and technologies are now used in a wide range of applications for music, film, video, theatre, gaming, and communications. Aphex’s “Exciter” technology was inducted into the TEC “TECnology” Hall of Fame in 2013, in recognition of its contribution to improving decades of music and voice for countless artists, albums, movies, TV and radio shows around the world.

“Growing up in professional audio as I did, I have always had incredible respect for Aphex,” says Peter Freedman, founder and managing director of Rode Microphones. “They’ve always been the best in the business at enhancing the recorded audio experience, and that is as true today as it was when the company was founded forty years ago.”

David Wiener, chairman and CEO of DWV Entertainment, previous owner of Aphex, adds, “Aphex is in the best shape ever in the company’s history. I look forward to seeing Peter’s exceptional passion and energy focused on growing Aphex with new products and programs. RØDE is an incredible success story of the modern audio movement, and now with Aphex in its stable I am excited to see what will come next.”

Aphex is distributed in Canada by Erikson Pro, and the acquisition will not impact that distribution arrangement in the foreseeable future.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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